Torrico: October 2011

October 2011 UPDATE

Greetings and love in our precious Savior Jesus Christ.
The beginning of this year looked a little uncertain, filled with difficulties and social agitation in our country, for the grace of the Lord through this uncertainty little by little we have found a way for our activities. Besides our regular activities on the church and the many conferences nation wide, we were invited on the middle of February to help in the church of Tarata, a town like 37 Kilometers from Cochabamba; we accepted this challenge with some fear. We have found a lot to do as days have passed because this is an active and working church, since they work in 7 new places around the main church. Today we need to pray many times to try to reach so many needs. And as this would not be enough, we will have an activity with like 100 children ahead. You can imagine that time is gold for us; and now we can beg the Lord for workers for His field to help us.
As we shared before, the conferences in Bolivia have been a source of blessing, since homes and families need solid Bible teaching. In Bolivia we face a lot of difficulties with married couples, and as a consequence the youth is going away from Bible principles, there’s a lot of immorality. The church has to fight strongly against this phenomenon.

Jaime Jr. has a lot of work with his ministry with the youth, he has a wide field with them, in this way his area of work is growing and he is of great blessing. On the last months I have had many invitations to conferences, taking advantage of the evening services to evangelize. The Lord is touching the hearts and there are many coming to the Lord. In June and part of July I was in a place called Palacios, there we had an attendance of like 200 people who were there for 3 days attending the Bible studies; like 30 decisions were made for the Lord. Some days ago I went to a place called Tipa Tipa where we had 2 days of Bible studies, and 3 souls came to know the Lord.Our fear when we accepted to help in Tarata was that we would not be able to fulfill the evangelization outreaches, but thanks to God we have had a growth on this activity too and we continue to guide souls to the feet of Christ.

On the other hand we feel more and more that our government is trying to rule over our daily duties and institutions, it seems they are closing their grip on every place or organization to get total control of our Country and push their ways. Just a couple of weeks ago another holiday has been instituted in our country to worship the Sun on the change of seasons (commonly called solstice of winter) disguised as the “Aymara New Year”. (The Aymara were another ancient tribe of people like the Incas who are still present in Bolivia). As you can see the enemy finds ways to keep his influence over our people.

Prayer requests:

We pray for a construction team to help us on some projects.
For wisdom from the Lord; I’ve been invited by our denomination to minister our pastors, nation wide as adviser and counselor.
Please keep our ministries and our families in your prayers, in order to be able to continue to witness and work freely in Bolivia.

We close this letter, but not without thanking you again for your involvement and support for the ministry of Bolivia; and your love and friendship, which we deeply appreciate, Yours in Christ
Dear friends and family in Lord:
First receive as always our love and greetings in the name above all names Jesus Christ our Lord.
For some time we have been trying to find a way to share more information about our ministry and fulfill the request of some of you of having access to photos from the family. We finally decided to put a web page to accomplish this goal. This is the address if you want to visit it in order to read and see pictures about the ministry inBolivia:
http://torricos.host-ed.net/
There’s also some information and pictures about our families and our country. It is a work in progress that we’ll try to update regularly.
The ministry in Bolivia continues, not without difficulties, but with the same enthusiasm from our part. It is encouraging to see that many seeds that were planted through the years by our ministries are starting to give fruits by themselves. This last September for example the organization that we started for Christian militaries and police officers had an international conference in Cochabamba. This is very important to us, because due to the government policies we don’t have free access to military units any more. But since these believers are inside these institutions, we pray that the Lord will use them and continue reaching these groups that need God.
Please keep praying for our country, Bolivia needs the Lord, maybe more than ever. Our government has encouraged people to return to our ancient pagan religions, so many don’t fear God any more and prefer to do pagan ceremonies or consult with the witches or shamans. Some others prefer to be with both God and also the ancient gods. Unfortunately this seems to be common also among some Christians who call themselves believers but are not willing to keep a holy life, or follow the scripture anymore. We think that this is caused by the lack of pastors that we have and the fact that we have many false teachers in our churches these days.
As we shared before the government has given freedom in Bolivia to do abortion and also to homosexual groups. Although this is a hypocrite behavior since they promote to go back to our ancient cults and culture, but Incas our ancestors did not bear homosexual behavior for example.
All this things have propelled a society with not fear or even interest in a righteous life and a lot of greed, sometimes to the point of taking money from others without remorse or sensibility. Many of you dear brethren would say that this is common everywhere in the world, but for us is kind of recent and quite challenging.
Prayer requests:

Please pray for our families, the Lord has put us in Bolivia and we keep working for his kingdom here.
Pray for the Bolivians, that God will have mercy of us and that His grace upon us will be bigger than His anger for our sins. And that He will continue to change the hearts towards Him.
Pray that The Lord will give us wisdom, to find other ways to witness in spite of the changes that occur in our country.
Pray that the Lord will give us His provision as we face an economical crisis and a never stopping increase in the cost of living in our country.
Pray that we may have rain, in theory we have started our rainy season but we face a drought that is really concerning everybody. Our authorities are even talking about rationing the water supply beginning this month.
Pray for an upcoming trip to a remote area in the next following days. We are trying to help a local minister that lives and works in this place (the name of the village translated from Quechua to English would be something like “Field of sticks”), and it is so remote that they don’t have a regular road, electricity or even drinkable water supply, which is very challenging.

This is all by now, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your constant prayers and your support, and encourage you to continue fighting in prayer for our country. God bless you richly,
Yours in Christ, Jaime Jr

October 2010
Dear friends and family in Lord:

First receive as always our love and greetings in the name above all names Jesus Christ our Lord.
For some time we have been trying to find a way to share more information about our ministry and fulfill the request of some of you of having access to photos from the family. We finally decided to put a web page to accomplish this goal. This is the address if you want to visit it in order to read and see pictures about the ministry in Bolivia:
There’s also some information and pictures about our families and our country. It is a work in progress that we’ll try to update regularly.

The ministry in Bolivia continues, not without difficulties, but with the same enthusiasm from our part. It is encouraging to see that many seeds that were planted through the years by our ministries are starting to give fruits by themselves. This last September for example the organization that we started for Christian militaries and police officers had an international conference in Cochabamba. This is very important to us, because due to the government policies we don’t have free access to military units any more. But since these believers are inside these institutions, we pray that the Lord will use them and continue reaching these groups that need God.

Please keep praying for our country, Bolivia needs the Lord, maybe more than ever. Our government has encouraged people to return to our ancient pagan religions, so many don’t fear God any more and prefer to do pagan ceremonies or consult with the witches or shamans. Some others prefer to be with both God and also the ancient gods. Unfortunately this seems to be common also among some Christians who call themselves believers but are not willing to keep a holy life, or follow the scripture anymore. We think that this is caused by the lack of pastors that we have and the fact that we have many false teachers in our churches these days.
As we shared before the government has given freedom in Bolivia to do abortion and also to homosexual groups. Although this is a hypocrite behavior since they promote to go back to our ancient cults and culture, but Incas our ancestors did not bear homosexual behavior for example.
All this things have propelled a society with not fear or even interest in a righteous life and a lot of greed, sometimes to the point of taking money from others without remorse or sensibility. Many of you dear brethren would say that this is common everywhere in the world, but for us is kind of recent and quite challenging.
Prayer requests:
• Please pray for our families, the Lord has put us in Bolivia and we keep working for his kingdom here.
• Pray for the Bolivians, that God will have mercy of us and that His grace upon us will be bigger than His anger for our sins. And that He will continue to change the hearts towards Him.
• Pray that The Lord will give us wisdom, to find other ways to witness in spite of the changes that occur in our country.
• Pray that the Lord will give us His provision as we face an economical crisis and a never stopping increase in the cost of living in our country.
• Pray that we may have rain, in theory we have started our rainy season but we face a drought that is really concerning everybody. Our authorities are even talking about rationing the water supply beginning this month.
• Pray for an upcoming trip to a remote area in the next following days. We are trying to help a local minister that lives and works in this place (the name of the village translated from Quechua to English would be something like “Field of sticks”), and it is so remote that they don’t have a regular road, electricity or even drinkable water supply, which is very challenging.

This is all by now, we want to express our sincere gratitude for your constant prayers and your support, and encourage you to continue fighting in prayer for our country. God bless you richly,

Yours in Christ, Jaime Jr.